This is basically a gay film, but should be seen by everyone interested in great film making. After a somewhat lightweight, frothy start, the film develops into something very much darker, with fine performances from the leads - particularly Antonio Banderas, who becomes increasingly menacing as it progresses. The picture and sound quality are very good. As an English speaker, I want to have the subtitles but - for world-wide distribution - surely it's best to give the customers the choice, rather than having them constantly on view.
If you like Almodovar's work, you won't be disappointed by this.